Digital Dental X-Rays

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WHAT ARE DIGITAL DENTAL X-RAYS?

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X-rays give dental health providers a lot of information. At Evolve Dentistry, our Westmont, IL, dentists use digital dental x-rays to visualize all sections of the teeth (down to the roots), facial bone composition, and jaw placement. To experience low-radiation dental x-rays, schedule a dental appointment by calling (630) 812-7755 or messaging Evolve Dentistry online.

DID YOU KNOW THAT RADIATION FROM DIGITAL X-RAYS IS LOWER THAN FROM TRADITIONAL X-RAYS?

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The stars of the great x-ray debate are digital dental x-rays vs. traditional. Because all x-rays emit radiation by design, it’s natural to ask, “are digital dental x-rays safe?” The answer to this question is yes; digital dental x-rays are considered safe and tentatively even safer than traditional x-rays since they emit significantly lower doses of radiation.

HOW IT WORKS

We believe it’s essential to appreciate how all x-ray machines work to understand digital x-rays. X-rays employ electromagnetic radiation, which passes through tissues of the body. Teeth, bones, and other hard tissues reflect more electromagnetic radiation than soft tissues, which are visible in x-rays.

Generally, our dentists recommend digital x-rays once a year at preventive care visits or if you’re showing signs of deep or interdental cavities, advanced gum disease, or oral cancer. Here’s what you can generally expect:

BEFORE

Before the x-ray process starts, an Evolve dental team member will kindly place and ask you to bite down on a device known as an “oral bitewing.”

DURING

Digital dental x-rays use a sensor connected to a thin wire linked directly to a computer. Furthermore, digital x-ray imaging takes about 5 to 10 minutes to capture and display images.

AFTER

Once the digital images are captured, our dentists can use this information to ensure that your teeth, gums, and jaws are healthy (or take action if they are not).

HOW DO DIGITAL X-RAYS (DENTAL) IMPROVE THE GENERAL DENTISTRY EXPERIENCE?

We prefer digital x-rays over traditional x-rays because they offer a reduced risk of side effects, show better images, and offer more comfort for the patient.

EXPLORE MORE DIGITAL DENTAL X-RAYS

Are digital x-rays radiation-free?

No, digital x-rays are not free of radiation. But compared to traditional x-rays, they reduce radiation exposure by up to 90%.

Are digital x-rays safe for the environment?

Digital x-rays are more environmentally friendly because our dental team doesn’t need to dispose of film and doesn’t emit dangerous chemicals that ruin the environment.

IS IT TIME FOR YOUR NEXT DENTAL APPOINTMENT NEAR WILLOWBROOK, IL?

Are you looking for stand-out dentistry services in Westmont, IL? If so, schedule an appointment at Evolve Dentistry by calling (630) 812-7755 or messaging us online. We look forward to assisting you and your loved ones.

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